One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Austria tried to mediate between the belligerents’
arbitrate, conciliate, moderate, umpire, referee, act as peacemaker, reconcile differences, restore harmony, make peace, bring to terms, liaise
intervene, step in, intercede, act as an intermediary, interpose
2‘a tribunal was set up to mediate disputes’
resolve, settle, arbitrate in, umpire, reconcile, mend, clear up, patch up
3‘he had attempted to mediate a solution to the conflict’
negotiate, bring about, effect, make happen
4‘the important ministry of mediating the power of the word’
convey, transmit, communicate, put across, put over, impart, pass on, hand on, relate, reveal
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